Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Omaha, Neb., is not included in this special report because its subsidiaries individually sponsor their own defined benefit plans. However, the company includes information on its subsidiaries' combined plan assets and liabilities in its annual report.
In its annual report, the company reported a total of $5.926 billion in fair value of plan assets and $8.136 billion in projected benefit obligations as of Dec. 31, resulting in a funding ratio of 72.8%, a slight increase from the previous year.
The company reported a total of $5.322 billion in plan assets and $7.587 billion in projected benefit obligations in 2008, for a funding ratio of 70.1%.
None of Berkshire Hathaway's subsidiaries is in the top 100.